After days of buildup and faux starts, here is the real deal.
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damn i hate waiting for movies to come out.
Whoa! Fucking whoa! Excellent. So excited.
That looks INCREDIBLE. It sure looks like Ridley Scott has nailed his third sci-fi classic. (And that trailer really puts both the Dark Knight Rises and Hobbit trailers to shame).
I liked the Dark Knight trailer. Not sure why some people had a problem with it.
Hopefully Ridley will pull this off. He has been hit-and-miss, particularly in recent years.
By the way, is it possible to have a thread where people don’t attempt to draw comparisons to the Dark Knight Rises? I suppose it just goes to show what a cultural monolith that film is going to be when it hits theatres this summer.
RE: DKR trailer: Because it looks like an utter bore; Anne Hathaway exudes zero sensuality (and is obviously trying SO hard to); Bane is laughable not just for his design but how he mumbles, er, speaks through the mask.
But what do I know, I couldn’t get past the dozen or so plot holes, excess B-plots which went nowhere, and complete lack of sense of the previous movie. (It would’ve been a total failure if not for incredible performances, which rose above the nonsensical material, by Eckhart and Ledger.)
Uh…you…really didn’t get the last movie then. It’s actually a very interesting and worthwhile allegory if you break it down the right way.
Welcome back Sir R. Scott. You’ve been missed! More then few have complained about the lackluster movie year of 2011. 2012 looks much, much more promising. And in 2013… Elysium !!
2011 has been a very good year for adults.
Not really. 2011 has been such a weak year for films (even for “adults”) there are no frontrunners for Best Picture and movies like Bridesmaids are considered worthy of nomination. You compare that to 2010 that gave us The Social Network, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, Inception, The Fighter, True Grit, etc. 2011 is kind of pathetic.
Good year for what? Not a good year for films , There are a couple coming out now. even animation sucked this year
2011 has been a horrible year. The only movie I really wanted to see the whole year, that was an absolute must to see in theaters was Harry Potter. Next year, looks much much more promising. And ditto @joe…there were no standouts in animation, not even from Pixar.
F-ing awesome. I’m more fired up for this than DKR.
Looks like an Alien Prequel to me…considering the presence of the Space Jockey, the derelict ship, and the clearly Alien egg like things in front of that human head like statue. That being said, I dont mind an Alien prequel at all. Love the series. Nice use of the Inception music
It is technically an Alien prequel.
Those aren’t eggs in front of the Statue Head. If you look closely, they’re more like canopic jars.
Oh I know they arent eggs, thats obvious. But I felt like it was definitely supposed to invoke me to think about the alien eggs all rows…sorry bad phrasing on my part. and @seanocali, I know they said the movie was supposed to have “Alien DNA” or an Alien tie but I was originally under the impression that it was just set within the Alien universe but was a separate story entirely but clearly from the trailer, that isnt the case.
What Mr. Scott films, I will watch.
If they cared about the story as much as they cared about what looks good in a trailer, we might actually get some good movies. I have high hopes, but not too high, I don’t want to get let down. My fingers are crossed.
To all those people referring to this trailer “stealing” the music from INCEPTION: a little historical perspective- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjLamj-b0I8
The music of the original “Alien” movie from your link doesn’t validate your argument. The music from the “Prometheus” trailer features the loud intermittent roar of the horns that have become synonymous with “Inception” and has been copied to similar effect for trailers for “Tron Legacy”, “Battleship”, and others.
I wish that “Prometheus” did not use the “Inception” audio effect for its trailer. Other than that, the trailer is perfect and the movie looks amazing.
Trailers re-use music all the time though. Return of the King used Requiem for a Dream’s. Plenty of other examples.
If you want to keep Inception’s score to yourself though, there’s always this: http://inception.davepedu.com/
just do a few searches.its not music from inception at all.its from a band actually,before inception.
oh my fucking god.
That looks AMAZING. Can’t wait.
yay… yet another remake/reboot. /wrists
I mean… I will go see it b/c i’m a film junky, but the rest of the country/world — it’s just not good enough. no high-concept… what’s it about? etc.
Are you a troll?
This movie will do HUGE numbers.
This was the first teaser trailer…I wasnt expecting them to give the story away in the first trailer. It served its purpose to create awareness. More will come later. Were you really expecting them to go into a ton of stuff about “Whats it all about” with a 1 minute teaser? I agree with ?…the Alien franchise is immensely popular and this will be huge.
holy shit that looks good!
I’m looking forward to this one and I hate that now I have to wait six months to see it but the buzz and teaser stuff worked on me. Heck I kind of liked the teaser trailer more than the trailer trailer.
I don’t know. I find the trailer totally derivative, visually and sonically. It’s like something from 1995. Scott can’t seem to stop trying top James Cameron’s work of 20 years ago. I thought the trailer was just one visual cliche after another. And I’m a huge sci fi fan. And Cameron has moved way beyond this stuff already, as Avatar shows. Scott needs to stop living in the past.
Ridley Scott brings pathos to his films that Cameron could only dream of. Avatar was one of the most trite pieces of scripting I’ve ever seen, and the Prometheus graphics blow that Fern Gully bull out of the water.
The brilliance of Avatar is that it took a completely cliched script and turned it into a thing of wonder. And I’m not aware that Ridley Scott has any great screenplays to his name.
scott could make a superior film in any genre, but this looks like an alien redux. granted, a superior film of an alien redux, but…
Glorious. It reminds me of how shameful it is that due to the envy and jealousy and stupidity in many hollywood circles Ridley Scott, one of the greatest visual stylists and storytellers in the history of cinema, has not been properly recognized and denied an academy award. The man’s craft, talent and vision are awesome and have inspired legions of other filmmakers while redefining the visual vocabulary of modern cinema. Hats off to Mr. Scott and his very talented team. This looks to me like THE movie of the year already, be that 2011 or 2012. Bravo.
Fred – hi concepts don’t automatically equal good film. It doesn’t need to be the former to be the latter.
And it’s a teaser trailer, not the whole film.
Anyway, this looks worth keeping an eye on into next year.
I swear Ridley Scott needs to do a true Halo film. He has the correct tone scale and vision to do so.
looks great but so confused… it was gonna be an alien prequel then it wasn’t then it sort of is but not really… however that really makes it look like one… the ship in particular and even the way they do the title sequence and i thought i saw an egg
Ridley Scott is a brilliant art director, but only a mediocre director. He’s hidden behind the quality of his atmospherics for decades. This trailer has exactly zero originality. If Scott were all that, he would have given us something fresh instead of tired old laser lights flashing through blue haze. It’s basically Flashdance with space suits. So over it.
Flashdance with space suits? Seriously? You are entitled to your opinion but in no way does that think invoke Flashdance. You’re an idiot. And way to judge a movie based on 1 minute of essentially 1 second clips. What would you have done that was “original” Mr/Mrs high and mighty?
I think I made clear I was judging the trailer, not the movie. Since the trailer is all any of us has seen. That Scott is relying on visual cliches of the late 70′s/early 80′s is undeniable. Just go watch Flash Dance again.
And saying “What could you do better?” is always the last defense of the failed artist. I’m not making millions on my name. I’m not promoting myself as an auteur, and demanding that others regard me as such. Scott is doing both of these things. So he should be judged accordingly.
So if someone is a failure in your eyes, does it mean we all have to agree ? Clearly, most of the commentators here are of different view, and we regard Sir Scott as a LEGEND.
Second, if you had anything contructive to say you’d come up with suggestions on what you think can be improved and how, or at least, a movie you think it should aspire to be more akind to.
To critisese something is easy. Don’t go for the easy.
I am not a failed artist fyi. I was legitimately asking what you would do better. And since you suggested nothing…and Im not sure when I have ever heard Scott promoting himself as an “auteur.” And Im not saying all of his movies have been great. And why are you assuming he put this trailer together in the first place? Directors dont normally produce the trailers do they?? Also, maybe he meant to invoke the 70s/80s vibe considering the two best of the Alien franchise came out in 79 and 86 and this is a pseudo prequel to them.
But I did answer your question. I pointed out the trailer was a mish-mash of visual cliches from the 80s and early 90s. I then said it would be better to break new ground, and do something different as Cameron did with Avatar. So I did give a counterexample. Or are you asking me to re-direct the trailer myself, and show you I could make a better one? That’s assinine. That’s like saying you can’t criticize a novel unless you’ve written one yourself.
Niall: of all the moronic comments in this site, and there’re many, yours is truly an outstanding specimen. The Gods sent you to lower the general IQ of humanity, I presume. I am sure that Ridley Scott is “mediocre” and you are a genius (or you will be, when you make your grandiose, original and “new” films, that is, in your pathetic dreams). It is insulting and degrading to the rest of us to be exposed to idiots like you.
Just because someone endlessly declares themselves to be great, doesn’t mean they are. No one is immune to criticism, especially not high profile directors. Your claim that Scott is beyond criticism is the example of bad thinking here, not me.
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